16408365_lUK: The IoR is now supporting the ammonia refrigeration conference being organised by the Food Storage and Distribution Federation in October.

The conference, which was first announced on the Cooling Post in June, is designed to coincide with the publication of key guidance updates relating to ammonia refrigeration systems: PM81 Safe Management of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems and the Dangerous Substances & Explosive Atmospheres Regulations.

The conference is seen as being of high importance to any business in the temperature-controlled food supply chain that supplies, utilises or maintains equipment which uses ammonia.

Further details of the day’s programme have also been announced. Cold chain consultant Maurice Young will lead an overview of PM81 and present the latest guidance on the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002.

Star Refrigeration’s group engineering director Andy Pearson will discuss why ammonia is such a good refrigerant and Star’s sales director Rob Lamb will present a paper on ammonia chillers and low charge refrigeration systems.

Also on the product front, Niels P Vestergaard, global industrial refrigeration application expert with Danfoss, will describe the latest trends in technologies supporting safe and successful use of ammonia systems. Mark Roxburgh of Mercury Technologies will draw the day to a close looking at the application of ammonia detection systems

The programme will also include a Q&A panel session, chaired by FSDF chief executive Chris Sturman, and including representatives of the HSE, along with as yet unnamed representatives from insurers, refrigeration contractors and consultants and an end user.

The event takes place at Doncaster Racecourse on October 14.

For further details and delegate costs visit the FSDF website.